Tagged with The Conjuring

Review: The Conjuring 2, 2016, dir. James Wan

Review: The Conjuring 2, 2016, dir. James Wan


Everyone who hates The Conjuring should love The Conjuring 2; unlike the first film, the second doesn’t make a plot-based historical oopsie and suggest that maybe women killed during the Salem witch trials actually were witches. But if The Conjuring 2 is a victory for social criticism on paper, it’s a defeat for integrity in franchising in practice (such … Continue reading

Review: Annabelle, 2014, dir. John R. Leonetti

Review: Annabelle, 2014, dir. John R. Leonetti


“Here’s a lesson in basic box office science: horror movies make money. When horror movies make money, they tend to beget horror movie sequels and prequels, hence the mercifully defunct Sawseries’ long-overstayed welcome. So the rare horror movie that’s both well-made and self-contained should be cherished. There’s something to be said for horror that stands … Continue reading